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W. J. Lumpkins
abt 1843 - Oct 17, 1903

October 17, 1903
Renter Kills Himself
In Fit of Despondency He Shoots Himself to Death
Corsicana, Tex., Oct. 17 - W. J. Lumpkins, aged 60 years, a resident of this county for more than twenty-five years, ended his life this morning on the front gallery of his residence near Angus, this county, by shooting himself through the heart with a shotgun. Lumpkins, who was a renter on the farm of R. B. Molloy, has been much distressed for some days over the financial outlook, as his cotton crop was practically a failure. He leaves a widow and seven children. A son of 10 years and a little daughter were near enough to witness the deed, and Mrs. Lumpkins and the eldest son of these at home were at the cowpen a short distance from the house.

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Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" (Ragsdale) Lumpkin
Nov 6, 1866 - Jan 26, 1933

January 26, 1933
LUMPKIN - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 26 - Mrs. Mamie Lumpkin, 65, died at her home in the Dresden community Thursday morning. The funeral will be held at Dresden Friday where burial will be made. Mrs. Lumpkin had resided in the Purdon, Blooming Grove and Dresden communities for the last twenty-five years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Cope of Clarendon; two sisters, Mrs. I. T. Blake of Corsicana; and Mrs. H. B. Perry of Greensboro, N. C., and two brothers, B. H. Ragsdale and J. C. Ragsdale, both of Dresden.

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DRESDEN WOMAN DIED THURSDAY; BURIAL ON FRIDAY Mrs. Mamie Lumpkin, aged 65 years, died at her home in the Dresden community Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock after a serious illness of two weeks and the funeral will be held at Dresden Friday where interment will be made. Mrs. Lumpkin was a native of Savannah, Georgia, but had resided in the Purdon, Blooming Grove and Dresden communities for the past 25 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Cope, Clarendon; two sisters, Mrs. I. T. Blake, Corsicana, and Mrs. H. B. Perry, Greensboro,, N. C.; and two brothers, B. H. Ragsdale and J. C. Ragsdale, both of Dresden. A neice, Miss Lottie Blake of Corsicana, is deputy tax collector for Navarro county.

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John M. Lowry
Mar 13, 1867 - Mar 29, 1949

Mar 31, 1949
J. M. Lowry Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, March 31 - J. M. Lowry, 82, died at a local hospital Tuesday night. Funeral services were held here Thursday. Lowrey is survived by a brother, M. W. Lowry of Beaumont. He had been in the real estate business here for years.

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James Columbus "Lum" Lowrey
Oct 30, 1873 - Mar 1933

Mar 18, 1933
J. C. Lowrey Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, March 18 - J. C. (Lum) Lowrey, 61, died in Okalahoma City Saturday morning after an illness of six months. The body will reach Corsicana early Sunday afternoon and will be taken to the home of W. R. Lowrey, where the funeral will be held Monday morning. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Chester E. and Ernest Lowrey, both of Oklahoma City, and O. P. Lowrey of Tulsa; a daughter, Mrs. Courtney Catlin of Tulsa; father, W. P. Lowrey of Corsicana; two brothers, Jack F. Lowrey of Los Angeles and W. R. Lowrey of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Deanie Martin of Corsicana and Mrs. J. T. Terry of Kerens.

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Curtis James Loveless
Sep 1, 1893 - Aug 1, 1928

Aug 1, 1928, Dawson, TX
Dawson Druggist Dies
DAWSON, Navarro Co., Texas, Aug 1. - C. J. Loveless, 34, druggist of this city, died Tuesday night in Waco and funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church of this city Thursday, conducted by the Rev. T. G. Story, pastor. Burial will be in the Dawson Cemetery and the Masons will have charge of the services at the grave. He is survived by his wife and one son, several brothers and sisters.

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LEADING DAWSON DRUGGIST DIED IN WACO SANITARIUM

DAWSON, Aug. 1.—(Spl)—C. J. Loveless age 34, druggist and prominent business man of this city died Tuesday night in the Providence sanitarium at Waco and funeral services will be held

DAWSON DRUGGIST DIES.

C. J. Lovelace, prominent druggist of Dawson, died Tuesday night at 11:35 o’clock in a Waco hospital, following an operation on Thursday. He was buried today in
Dawson. Quite a number of Corsicana relatives and friends attended. Among those going over were Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Morton, Mrs. Morton being a sister of Mrs. Lovelace; Mr. and Mrs. T, E, McPherson, Mr. McPherson having worked for Mr. Lovelace before coming to Corsicana. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly McKeown and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rochelle, cousins of the deceased.

Mr. Lovelace is survived by his wife and a 12-year-old son.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, August 1, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Allene (Moorhead) Loveless married Oct. 6, 1915; s/o William Asbury Loveless & Martha Ann Melinda “Mattie” (May) Loveless

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CORRECTION.

We state upon authority in Wednesday’s columns that Mr. C. J. Loveless of Dawson who died Tuesday in Waco, was buried Wednesday afternoon. That was the first arrangements which were later changed to Thursday. Quite a number of relatives and close friends left early this morning to attend the last sad rites of this very highly respected and prominent druggist of our neighboring town.

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Funeral Services For Dawson Druggist Largely Attended

Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Morton, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly McKeown and daughters, and Mrs. McKeown’s mother; Mr. and Mrs. F. E. McPherson and quite a number of Corsicana friends attended the funeral services Thursday morning of the late C. J. Lovelace at Dawson, who died Tuesday in Waco following an operation. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in Dawson, attesting the popularity of the deceased, who was a prominent druggist there. A large concourse of friends came from Ennis and nearby towns where he was well known and greatly admired. Among the out-of-town relatives, other than the Corsicana relatives, were Mr. E. C. Lovelace of Waco, a brother, a sister, Mrs. Fred Foster and husband of Florence, Texas, Dr. and Mrs. Clark Lovelace, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Bowlin, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bowlin of Melissa, Texas.

The impressive services were held at the First Methodist church and the remains laid to rest in the Dawson cemetery beneath a canopy of lovely floral offerings.

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William Freeman Love
Died Dec 1940

Dec 25, 1940
William Love, 73, Succumbs At Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 25. - William F. Love, 73, member of a pioneer Corsicana family and a resident of Corsicana for sixty-nine years, died Wednesday night at his home in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the residence with burial in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana.
Love was born in Tennessee but came to Texas with his parents when a small child. He had been a real estate operator, farmer and large landowner in the Corsicana district.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Carpenter Love, a sister of John W. Carpenter of Dallas.

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Annie (Carpenter) Love
Nov 28, 1869 - Sep 17, 1943

Obituary: Corsicana Daily Sun
DIED SATURDAY - - Active in religious and civic affairs in Corsicana and Navarro county for many years. Mrs. W. F. Love [William Freeman Love] died at her home here at an early hour Saturday morning after a long illness. Funeral Services are planned Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in the Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. W.F. LOVE SUNDAY AFTERNOON
PROMINENT PIONEER RESIDENT DIED HERE EARLY HOUR SATURDAY
Funeral rites for Mrs. W. F. Love, 73-year old resident of Navarro county; will be held at the family residence, 2020 West Fourth avenue, at 3 p.m. Sunday with interment in Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the services.
Mrs. Love died at her home early Saturday following a long illness.
Pall bearers will be Roy C. Love, Fred H. Harvey Jr., D. O. Love, Lynne A. Wortham, Lowry Martin, David Kelton, Capt. B. Lynn Sanders Jr., and W. T. McKee.
She is survived by two brothers, John W. Carpenter and Lewis T. Carpenter, both of Dallas; and three sisters, Mrs. W. R. Bishop of Athens, Mrs. Inez Neff of Dallas, and Mrs. W. R. Wofford of Dallas.
Native of Tennessee
Born Nov 28, 1869 in Savannah, Tenn., Mrs. Love was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wirt Carpenter. The family moved to Texas from Tennessee when she was a child, settling first at Spring Hill near Dawson in the western part of Navarro county, and later making their home on a farm six miles west of Corsicana, where she lived until her marriage.
Receiving her early education in the public schools of the county and later at Mrs. Gulicks School for Girls in Corsicana, Mrs. Love attended the University of Texas and spent several years teaching school. She taught first at the State Orphans Home and later in the Kerens school.
She was one of ten children, five daughters and five sons.
On Nov 6, 1901, she was married to William F. Love, the son of another pioneer Navarro County family.
Active in religious life of the community, Mrs. Love was a member of the First Methodist church and a devout Christian all of her live.
Charter Member of the D. A. R.
She was a charter member of the James Blair chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was its active historian until the time of her death. She was also a member of the Texas State Historical Association and the Institute of American Geneology. For many years she was active head of the Hamilton-Beeman Memorial Association and was responsible for its reorganization and its better upkeep.
A woman of great intellect and broad vision, Mrs. Love always kept well-informed concerning local and national matters. In 1933 she published unter the name of Annie Carpenter Love "A History of Navarro County," from material which she had accumulated over a period of many years. Mrs. Love's book, the first comprehensive accumulation under one cover of the history of Navarro county, is considered authority on the early life and times of the community.
Many Shough Her Counsel
Many people in all walks of life sought her counsel regarding their problems, and she never failed to give them her assistance. Mrs. Love helped boys and girls to get an education, many of whom would have been unable to enter college except through her help.
Her father served as a captain in the Confederate army in the Cival War just before coming to Texas. Her grandparents were William and Lucinda Coleman (Johnson) Carpenter, and her great-grandparents were Enoch and Sarah Carpenter.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept 17, 1943

DIED SATURDAY - - Active in religious and civic affairs in Corsicana and Navarro county for many years. Mrs. W. F. Love [William Freeman Love] died at her home here at an early hour Saturday morning after a long illness. Funeral Services are planned Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in the Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. W.F. LOVE SUNDAY AFTERNOON
PROMINENT PIONEER RESIDENT DIED HERE EARLY HOUR SATURDAY
Funeral rites for Mrs. W. F. Love, 73-year old resident of Navarro county; will be held at the family residence, 2020 West Fourth avenue, at 3 p.m. Sunday with interment in Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the services.
Mrs. Love died at her home early Saturday following a long illness.
Pall bearers will be Roy C. Love, Fred H. Harvey Jr., D. O. Love, Lynne A. Wortham, Lowry Martin, David Kelton, Capt. B. Lynn Sanders Jr., and W. T. McKee.
She is survived by two brothers, John W. Carpenter and Lewis T. Carpenter, both of Dallas; and three sisters, Mrs. W. R. Bishop of Athens, Mrs. Inez Neff of Dallas, and Mrs. W. R. Wofford of Dallas.
Native of Tennessee
Born Nov 28, 1869 in Savannah, Tenn., Mrs. Love was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wirt Carpenter. The family moved to Texas from Tennessee when she was a child, settling first at Spring Hill near Dawson in the western part of Navarro county, and later making their home on a farm six miles west of Corsicana, where she lived until her marriage.
Receiving her early education in the public schools of the county and later at Mrs. Gulicks School for Girls in Corsicana, Mrs. Love attended the University of Texas and spent several years teaching school. She taught first at the State Orphans Home and later in the Kerens school.
She was one of ten children, five daughters and five sons.
On Nov 6, 1901, she was married to William F. Love, the son of another pioneer Navarro County family.
Active in religious life of the community, Mrs. Love was a member of the First Methodist church and a devout Christian all of her live.
Charter Member of the D. A. R.
She was a charter member of the James Blair chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was its active historian until the time of her death. She was also a member of the Texas State Historical Association and the Institute of American Genealogy. For many years she was active head of the Hamilton-Beeman Memorial Association and was responsible for its reorganization and its better upkeep.
A woman of great intellect and broad vision, Mrs. Love always kept well-informed concerning local and national matters. In 1933 she published under the name of Annie Carpenter Love "A History of Navarro County," from material which she had accumulated over a period of many years. Mrs. Love's book, the first comprehensive accumulation under one cover of the history of Navarro county, is considered authority on the early life and times of the community.
Many Sought Her Counsel
Many people in all walks of life sought her counsel regarding their problems, and she never failed to give them her assistance. Mrs. Love helped boys and girls to get an education, many of whom would have been unable to enter college except through her help.
Her father served as a captain in the Confederate army in the Civil War just before coming to Texas. Her grandparents were William and Lucinda Coleman (Johnson) Carpenter, and her great-grandparents were Enoch and Sarah Carpenter.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • Added Dec 30, 1998
  • From the Navarro County Scroll, XXIII, 1978

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Mrs. W. F. Love
Died Sep 1943

September 19, 1943 <photo>
Mrs. Love, 74, Pioneer of Corsicana, Dies
Mrs. W. F. Love, pioneer resident of Navarro County, author and teacher and sister of John W. Carpenter and Lewis T. Carpenter of Dallas, died Saturday at Corsicana.
Mrs. Love, 74, who also was the sister of Mrs. Inez C. Neff and Mrs. W. A. Wofford of Dallas and Mrs. W. R. Bishop of Athens, was born in Savannah, Tenn., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wirt Carpenter, who brought her to Texas while still a child. The family settled at Spring Hill, near Dawson, Navarro County, and later moved to a farm six miles west of Corsicana. Her father served as a captain in the Confederate Army.
Her early education was received in the Navarro County public schools and Mrs. Culic's School for Girls in Corsicana. Later she attended the University of Texas, then became a teacher in her home county, the first teacher at the State orphans' home as well as at Kerens.
In 1933 under the pen name of Annie Carpenter Love, she wrote A History of Navarro County from material which she had accumulated over many years.
She was a member of the Methodist Church, charter member of the James Blair chapter of the DAR and was its active historian until shortly before her death. She was a member of the State Historical Association and the Institute of American Genealogy. She was active head for many years of the Hamilton-Beeman Memorial Association which she organized.
Burial services will be at the cemetery she helped to maintain.
The funeral will be held at the family home, Corsicana, Sunday afternoon.
Pallbearers will be Roy C. Love, D. O. Love, Lowry Martin, Lynn Wortham, David Kelton, F. H. Harvey, W. T. McKee, all of Corsicana, and Capt. Lynn Sanders of Colorado Springs.

 

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Mrs. Sam P. Love
Virginia (Pinchbarb) Love
Aug 31, 1879 - Sep 9, 1951

Sep 11, 1951
Mrs. Sam Love's Rites Are Held at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept 11. - Mrs. Sam P. Love, 72, native Texan, died at her home west of Corsicana Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. S. N. Hamilton, Mrs. B. B. Lord and Mrs. Roy Peebles, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. E. H. Von Lienen of San Angelo; two sons, F. M. Love of Corsicana; and W. R. Love of Crandall; three sisters, Mrs. J. E. Taylor of Corsicana, Mrs. F. M. Blackburn of Fort Worth and Mrs. A. C. Johnson of Marshall; a brother, G. T. Pinchback of Conroe; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Charles Ernest Love
Feb 24, 1858 - Oct 10, 1938

Oct 10, 1938
LOVE - Corsicana, Texas, Oct. 10. - Charles E. Love, 80, died at his home here Monday. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery. He was a resident of Navarro County sixty-seven years and was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife; four sons, R. C. Love, G. R. Love and L. W. Love, Corsicana; C. L. Love, Lake Charles, La.; three brothers, Sam H. Love, Corsicana; G. H. Love, Denton; W. F. Love, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. J. S. Daniel, Corsicana; Mrs. Madison Grant, Blooming Grove; Mrs. S. M. Weaver, Corsicana; Mrs. H. C. Pasley, Houston; Miss Flora Love, Houston; five grandchildren and other relatives.

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C. E. LOVE DIED AT HOME IN CORSICANA

C. E. Love died at his home in Corsicana Monday morning at 11 o'clock.

Funeral services were conducted from the home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock by Revs. Roy Langston and E. T. Miller.

Interment was made in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Mr. Love was a retired farmer and had been a resident of Navarro county for 67 years, was well known and had many friends throughout the county.

He is survived by his wife, four sons, three brothers and five sisters, one being Mrs. J. M. Grant of Blooming Grove.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Oct 14, 1938
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

David Marion Loop
Jun 18, 1860 - Sep 16, 1933

Sep 16 1933
David Loop, 73, Pioneer Rice Citizen, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas. Sept. 16. - Funeral services for David Marion Loop, 73, of Rice, pioneer Navarro County citizen and merchant, will be held in Rice Sunday afternoon. He died in a Corsicana hospital Saturday following an extended illness.
He is survived by his wife, four daughters, two sisters, including Mrs. W. M. Harper of Dallas, and other relatives.

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PIONEER RESIDENT AND MERCHANT OF RICE PASSES AWAY

David Manion Loop, 73, died Saturday night at 6 o’clock at the P. and S. Hospital and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Rice Methodist church. He was a pioneer resident and merchant of Rice and was well-known in the northern and northeastern section of the county. Burial was made in the Rice Cemetery.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. C. B. Knight, Rev. George C. Henry and Rev. Moss.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Miss Kellie Loop, Miss Dorothy Loop, Mrs. C. D. Heather all of Rice; and Mrs. Hugh Gallemore, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. P. F. Halbert, Rice; and Mrs. Wm. Harper, Dallas; a grandson, Carl David Heather, Rice.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Tuesday, September 19, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Adaline Lonsford
Jan 18, 1858 - Jan 2, 1936

Jan 4, 1936, Dallas, TX
Burial Rites Arranged For Mrs. Lonsford
Funeral services for Mrs. W. W. Lonsford, 77, who died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Richardson, 2322 South Marsalis, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lamar & Smith Funeral Home.
Additional services will be held at Hamilton Cemetery, Corsicana, at 2 p.m.
A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Lonsford lived at Corsicana over a long period. She had been in Dallas only a short time.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Horace Ridgell, Dallas; six sons, M. M. Lonsford, Corsicana; D. L. Lonsford, Bazette; J. F. Lonsford, Malakoff; W. E. Lonsford, Fort Worth, C. J. Lonsford, Murchison, and S. M. Lonsford, McKinney; thirty-seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

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James Payton Lonon
Oct 12, 1869 - Apr 30, 1939

May 2, 1939
LONON - Corsicana, Texas, May 2. - Funeral services were held Monday at the Bazette Baptist Church with burial in the Bazette Cemetery for James P. Lonon, 69, who died at his home a mile south of Roane. He lived in the Roane community sixty years.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. W. Lonon and T. C. Lonon, Roane; Mrs. L. E. McCullough, Corsicana, and Mrs. E. A. Winters, Houston; a brother, G. F. Lonon, Roane, and four grandchildren.

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W. R. Long
Died May 1923

May 30, 1923, Bryan, TX
LONG - Bryan, Texas. May 30. - Mrs. W. R. Fairman of this city was called to Corsicana Monday by the sudden death of her father, W. A. Long, a traveling salesman residing in Waco, but who was visiting his son, L. A. Long and family in Corsicana, at the time of his death. The body was taken to Waco and the funeral was held there Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.

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Mary Long
abt 1936 - Dec 1946

Dec 14, 1946
Mary Long Funeral
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 14 - Funeral services for Mary Catherine Long, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Long, Corsicana, who died in Abilene Thursday morning, were held Saturday.

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Fannie Long
abt 1847 - Jan 1935

Jan 26, 1935
LONG - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 26. - Mrs. Fannie Long, 88, wife of the late John Long, Confederate veteran, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. F. Ware, in the Navarro community Friday and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at Little Mound Cemetery, Upshur County, where burial was made. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ware of Navarro and Mrs. W. R. Finsey of Big Sandy; a son, W. A. Long, Talpin, N. M., and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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AGED WOMAN DIED NAVARRO; BURIED IN UPSHUR COUNTY

Mrs. Fannie Long, aged 88 years, wife of the late John Long, Confederate veteran, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. F. Ware, in the Navarro community Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at Little Mound cemetery, Upshur County where burial was made.
Mrs. Long had resided in Navarro county for the past eight years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ware, Navarro, and Mrs. W. R. Finney, Big Sandy; a son W. A. Long, Talpin, New Mexico, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Corley Funeral Home directed the funeral arrangements.

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Billy M. Long
abt 1924 - Jun 2, 1944

June 25, 1944, Ennis, TX
Texan Dies in Action
ENNIS, Texas, June 25. - Pfc. Billy M. Long, 20, of the 36th Division, was killed in action in Italy June 2, according to a telegram received by his father, O. O. Long of Roane. Private Long, a graduate of Teague High School in 1940, enlisted in the Army in Corsicana in January, 1941. He was on the Anzio beachhead and is thought to have continued in action against the Germans in the Rome area. He was recently decorated for bravery.

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Walter A. Lockhart
Mar 26, 1870 - Jan 29, 1915

January 31, 1915
Walter Lockhart, aged 45, and for many years a resident here, died at the Smith Sanitarium last night. The body will be interred at Oakwood tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 from the family residence.

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Robert Mathis "Bob" Lockhart
Jan 29, 1873 - Aug 24, 1934

Aug 24, 1934
LOCKHART - Corsicana, Texas. Aug. 24. - Robert M. Lockhart, 60, died at his home Friday morning. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 5 p. m. Sunday. Lockhart was a native of Navarro County and had been a resident of Corsicana many years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Neva Lockhart of Corsicana; one son, A. P. Tuck of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Barry Frost of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Boliver Smith of Corsicana and Mrs. Mary Campbell of Michigan.

Aug 25, 1934
LOCKHART - Corsicana, Texas. Aug. 25. - Funeral services for Robert M. Lockhart, 60, native of Navarro County, who died Friday morning after an extended illness, will be held at the home Sunday at 5 p. m. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Neva Lockhart of Corsicana; one son, A. P. Tuck of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Barry Frost of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Boliver Smith of Corsicana and Mrs. Mary Campbell of Michigan.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR BOB LOCKHART

Funeral services for Robert M. Lockhart, aged 60 years, native of Navarro county, who died Friday morning at 11 o’clock after and extended illness, will be held from the family home, 724 West Eleventh avenue, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Mr. Lockhart had been a resident of Corsicana for many years and had been engaged in the transfer business here until ill health caused his retirement.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Neva Lockhart, Corsicana; a son, A. P. Tuck, Corsicana; a daughter Mrs. Barry Frost, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Boliver Smith, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mary Campbell, Michigan, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John C. Hughes, W. J. Seelig, W. B. Coker, Ernest Newman, Judge Hawkins Scarborough and Doyle Pevehouse.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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ROBT. M. LOCKHART, NATIVE OF COUNTY, WAS BURIED SUNDAY

Funeral rites for Robert M. Lockhart, 60, native of Navarro county and long-time business man here, who died Friday morning at 11 o’clock after a lingering illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the family residence, 724 West Eleventh avenue, with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Prior to his retirement due to illness, Mr. Lockhart was engaged in the transfer business for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Neva Lockhart, a son, A. P. Tuck and a daughter, Mrs. Barry Frost all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Bolivar Smith, Corsicana and Mrs. Mary Campbell, Michigan and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John C. Hughes, W. J. Seelig, W. B. Coker, Ernest Newman, Geo. S. Smith and Doyle Pevehouse.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Lucian C. Lockhart
Mar 6, 1886 - May 17, 1953

May 20, 1953
Tupelo Farmer Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, May 20. - Rites for Lucian Lockhart, 67, lifelong resident of Navarro County and a Tupelo dairy farmer, were held at the First Methodist Church of Tupelo, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery here. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. B. C. Bartlett, Freer, and Mrs. C. J. Esterhay, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Emmett Thedford, Dublin; Mrs. Dave Maggard and Mrs. C. M. Dixon, both of Emhouse; a brother, Charlie Lockhart, Corsicana, and a grandson.

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Irby J. Smith Jr.
Apr 1, 1951 - Jan 14, 2006

Simpsonville

Irby Joe Smith Jr., 54, of 217 Ivy Drive, Simpsonville, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006.

Born in Corsicana, Texas, on April 1, 1951, he was the son of Irby Joe Smith Sr. and Jo Ann Uhrich Smith of Sherman, Texas.

He was a graduate of East Texas University and was in management for Southeastern Floral Center, part of Kroger Food Stores, where he worked 38 years.

He was a faithful member of Simpsonville United Methodist Church and the church choir.

He loved maintaining his yard and cars.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Karen Bailey Smith of the home; two sons, Daryl Smith and his wife, Adawn of Greenville, who are expecting Mr. Smith's first grandson in April and Joel Smith, also of Greenville; a daughter, Savannah Bailey of the home; two sisters, Donna Rogers and her husband, Dr. Kent Rogers, of Corsicana, Texas, and Jelu Binion and her husband, Wayne Binion of Talco, Texas. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at 4 p.m. at Simpsonville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cooper Stonestreet, Dr. Gareth Scott, the Rev. Nels Ledwell and the Rev. Don McKinney officiating.

Visitation will follow the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Simpsonville United Methodist Church, 215 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville, SC 29681.

The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive

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  • Published in The Greenville News: 01-16-2006

Virgil V. Starks
1913 - May 13, 2006

STARKS -- VIRGIL In Loving Memory of Virgil Starks passed away on May 13, 2006 at the age of 92. Born in Anderson TX in 1913. Graduated from Corbit High, Corsicana TX in 1933. Married January 28, 1941 to Dorothy Starks. He was a proud Sgt. in the Army Air Corps in WW2. Moved to Albuquerque shortly after the war. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy and two daughters, Janice Sanders and Vivian Thomas. He is survived by three sons, Bruce Starks, Cyde Wayne, Charles Maxwell; and son-in-law, David Thomas (widower). He had four grandchildren: David Thomas Jr. and wife, Yvonne, Jeff and Damien Sanders and wife, Jen, Junior and wife, Mieko. He had five great-grandchildren: Desiree and Brianna Thomas, Maddox, Braden, Jolen Sanders. To my Grandfather, I can't express how much I miss your love, compassion, and your friendship. I am proud in the man I have become and I thank you for that. Grandpa, My heart is heavy, but I know that you're in peace, and to know that you're not in pain, and that you are surrounded by loved ones makes my heart at ease. Your Grandson David. Private services will be held at 604 Charles Pl. Saturday 1 til 3 p.m.

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James Andrew "Andy" Bonner
Feb 7, 1926 - May 23, 2006

SAN ANGELO — James Andrew Bonner, better known as “Andy,” passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the age of 80, after fighting four months for his life.
Andrew was born to Martha Holmes Bonner and Andrew Hayes Bonner on Feb. 7, 1926, in Corsicana, Texas. He graduated from Corsicana High School and later attended Texas A&M, graduating in 1950.

He served in the U.S. Navy as an operating room technician all up and down the southern coast of California for two years during World War II and later was recalled as a reservist to serve during the Korean conflict.

In 1948, he met a local girl from his hometown, Edna Wood, and courted her for more than a year. They were married in June of 1948. After marriage, they moved to College Station, where he completed his college education while Edna worked as department secretary for the Department of Architecture. After graduation, they moved to Corpus Christi, where he started training as a meat manager when he was called back to the Korean War.

After his discharge in 1951, they moved to Lubbock, where Furr Food Stores started his training as a meat manager for their stores. From Lubbock, he worked for them for five years in Brownfield, then on to Odessa, where he worked for them for 20 years, eventually becoming a meats supervisor.

In 1977, Andrew and his family moved to San Angelo, where he spent the happiest days of his life. He worked for Gibson’s as meat market manager for eight years and later for Sunshine Grocery for 11 years.

They were members of Southland Baptist Church and especially loved their Friendship class.

Andy was very active in Blue Lodge Masonry, York Rite Masonry and was a Shriner.

As a member of the Shriner “clown” unit, he dearly loved to dress as a clown and entertain for the annual Shrine Circus and for nursing homes.

In his younger years, he especially loved to golf, hitting his first “hole-in-one” at the age of 73.

Surviving Andrew are his beloved wife, Edna, of 57 years; three children, Richard Bonner of El Paso, daughter Becky Brininstool of Alamogordo, N.M., and youngest son, James Paul Bonner of Lytle, Texas, and their spouses and children. Two sisters, Andrew Ellen Womack of Kilgore, Texas, and Helen Boyd of Eureka, Texas, also survive.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Martha and Hayes Bonner; and sisters Sue Gardener, Annie George Hughes and Jane Fluker. Also, one granddaughter, Courtney Bonner, preceded him in death.

“Pa Pa” will be greatly missed by his grandchildren and his beloved wife. We know you will be waiting to greet us with your winning smile.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at Southland Baptist Church followed by interment in Fairmount Cemetery. Service will be conducted by the Rev. J. Earl Dunn.

Pallbearers will be W.O. Adams, Gene Jackson, O.L. Clark, Bobby Dodds, M.L. Woodul and Norman Upham.

Johnson’s Funeral Home.

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  • San Angelo Standard Times - May 24, 2006
  • Appears as a Sophomore in CHS 1941, I assume he would be a Senior in CHS in 1943.
  • Also appears in the Corsicana Daily Sun - May 27, 2006

  • s/o Andrew Hayes Bonner & Martha (Holmes) Bonner


Rawlston Leon Buck, Sr.
Mar 10, 1912 - Jan 24, 2006

MIDLAND - Rawlston Leon Buck, Sr., 93, passed on to be with his Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, January 24, 2006. He spent his final days at Midland Memorial Hospital after a short period of failing health, and a week’s stay in the Cardiac Care Unit.
He is survived by his loving daughter Cynthia JaNá Handley and her husband, Toni, and his son, Rawlston Leon “Sonny” Buck, Jr. and his wife Sue. He was preceded in death by wife, Lomah “Beth” Buck in 2001, and by son, Randall “Randy” Carroll Buck.
Buck was born March 10, 1912 in Pawnee, Alabama, the next to the youngest of 4 daughters and 3 sons born to Virginia Florence and Carter Tubb Buck, a railroad man from Falling Water, Tennessee. His father passed away when he was 4 years old, leaving his mother to raise the 7 children. After a brief attempt at farming she moved via railroad with her children to Corsicana, Texas in 1917 where her maiden sister, Cynthia, helped her raise her children. He was educated and worked in his youth in Corsicana, as did all his siblings at assorted jobs available at that time – in rural and railroad jobs, as a butcher, which trade he learned from his older brother, Roy, and hauling produce on the then-dirt road between Corsicana and Dallas. When World War II began, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in Amarillo and then Midland for 3 years at the Midland Army Air Corps Bombardier Base between 10/14/1942 – 12/15/45. On November 11, 1944, he married Lomah Beth Hardin in Midland, Texas. They settled in Big Spring, Texas where he opened the Louisiana Fish & Oyster Market, serving the area between El Paso and Dallas. In 1956, they moved the business to Midland, where they continued their work, play, worship and the raising of their family. When the REA Railroad ceased to service Midland, he closed the business and for the next 30 years, worked as a salesman for Imperial Produce and Webb Davis, until his final retirement in 1986.
Dad, Pa Buck, Buck - was a faithful believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, and an active member with his family, in the Christian faith his entire life. He was a member of Crestview Baptist Church from 1956-1978, then, attended Midland Christian Fellowship for many years. He and Beth assisted with the toddlers Sunday school, and are remembered by giving hospitality in fellowship with friends and home group gatherings, traveling, attending family reunions and pancake fly-in breakfasts, fishing and by his love for the Texas coast. He delivered Meals on Wheels for several years and had an open ear for young and old. He was a devoted and a loving husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. He was beloved by all and will be remembered dearly by all.
He is also survived by sister, Elora Alderman of Kingsland, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren David Hawkins, Chris Handley, Amy Handley, Teague Buck, Julie Buck, Coire Ann Nelson, Jacob Buck, Cody Reeves, Crystal Marten and Cameron Buck and 16 great grandchildren. Special thanks for the tender nursing care dispensed by the doctors and nursing staff at Midland Memorial Cardiac Care Unit.
Visitation and viewing for friends and family will be at Ellis Funeral Home on Andrews Highway, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27th. His funeral service will be held Saturday, January 28, at 1:00 p.m. at Crestview Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Hwy., Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 683-5555.

Orville Demarcus Greenwood
Jan 2, 1924 - May 3, 2006

O.D. Greenwood
Graveside services for Orville Demarcus “O.D.” Greenwood, 82, were held May 6, 2006, at Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens under the direction of Hilliard Funeral Home in Van.
Greenwood was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Prior, Okla. to the late Orville D. and Marilda Rachel Puckett Greenwood and died May 3, 2006, in Malakoff. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Lou Greenwood, granddaughter Ruth Ann King, one brother and three sisters.
Formerly of Mineola and Nocona, he had been a resident of Van for 19 years. He retired from Nocona Boot Company and served in the U.S. Army in 1943.
Survivors include sons Gary Greenwood, Missouri; Orval, Tony and Leslie Greenwood, all of Payne Springs; Curtis Greenwood, Oklahoma; daughters Barbara Greenwood, Oklahoma; Carolynn Arnold, Canyon; and Judy Pruitt, Van.; sister Babe Woodburn, California; 30 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren


Annie L. (Middleton) Blakeney
Mar 6, 1923 - Apr 30, 2006

Annie L. Blakeney

Services for Annie L. Blakeney, 83, of Athens are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Malakoff with Bro. Casey Perry officiating. Burial will be in Malakoff Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.

Mrs. Blakeney died Sunday, April 30, 2006, in Athens. She was born March 6, 1923, in Navarro County to John Clay and Jenny Speaks Middleton.

Mrs. Blakeney lived in this area most of her life. She loved being around people and drinking coffee. She loved to take care of her husband, Jim, and she loved all of her beloved pets just like family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim Blakeney, in 2003; brothers, Bill Jim Hubert Middleton, Edward Joe Clay Middleton, and John Sherman Middleton; and infant sisters, Dora May and Littie Middleton.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Ann and James Lewis of Brownsboro; step-children, Robert James Blakeney of Malakoff and Jerry Wayne Blakeney and Rowlett and Judy Presley of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Randy Parker, Bobby Hopson, Marcus Lewis, Jerry Brown, Bill Faulk and Jerry Stone.


Karen Sue Samouris
Jan 22, 1959 - May 24, 2006

Karen Sue (Greene) Samouris passed away on May 24, 2006 in Corsicana after a short illness.

Karen was born Jan. 22, 1959 in Altus, Okla. to the late Thomas and Iva McElwee. She resided in the Dallas area for many years before moving to Corsicana, with her loving husband Jeffrey Samouris. She was the founder of Karen’s Kittens and devoted herself unselfishly to the care of lost and abandoned animals. Though her passing has removed her from our midst, her love, spirit, and influence will abide in our hearts and her example will be with us forever.

Karen is survived by her husband Jeffrey Samouris, her son Thomas and wife Anshoula Greene, her unborn grandchild, and her daughter Erica Greene. She is also survived by two brothers, Joseph and Michael McElwee, and several loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Red Oak Cemetery with a small reception to follow at Red Oak Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Red Oak Funeral Home.

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Cecil “Andy” Anderson
Mar 4, 1939 - May 24, 2006

Cecil “Andy” Anderson, 67, a resident of Rice, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2006. Andy was born in Picher, Okla., on March 4, 1939, to Isaac and Cora (Johnson) Anderson. He graduated from Picher High School in 1957. He moved to Texas in 1969 and retired from Dallas Area Rapid Transit in 1999 after 30 years of faithful service.

Andy is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jackie Anderson of Rice; children, Randy Anderson and his wife Cynthia of Rice, Rusty Anderson and his wife Candice of Joplin, Mo., Shannon Boatright and her husband Rickey of Rice, Rocky Anderson and his wife Suzanne of Haltom City, Tosha Anderson of Waco, James Webb of Fort Hood, and Kinney Webb of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Aaron and Austin Anderson of Rice, Stephen and Aly Boatright of Rice, Hailey Fisher and Josi Anderson of Joplin, Mo., Cole and Randi Jo Anderson of Haltom City; sister, Joyce Horn of Commerce, Okla.; sister-in-law, Geneva Anderson of Miami, Okla.; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Bill Riley of Ovilla. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elvin Anderson; sisters, Iva Mae Leatherman and Dickie Garnetts; and his parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, May 29, in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman St., Ennis, with the Rev. Don Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Rice Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Ennis.

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Tossie Bernice (Grimmett) Ivie
May 8, 1918 - May 25, 2006

Bernice Ivie

Bernice Ivie, 88, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Ivie was born May 8, 1918 in Drane. She was a longtime member of First Assembly of God Church in Corsicana. She loved to watch baseball, with the Texas Rangers her favorite team. She was employed with the Red Cross for many years. Mrs. Ivie had a great love for her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis Graves Grimmett and Tossie Whitehead Grimmett; husband Everett Alyan Ivie; and son-in-law Eddie Max Park.

Survivors include her sister, Allie Mae Dodson of Corsicana; daughter, Ruth Park of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law Neil and Janette Ivie of Corsicana; grandsons Randy Park of Arlington, Ronny Park and wife Michelle of Coppell, Mark Ivie and wife Melissa of Brenham; granddaughter Stacy O’Brien and husband Thomas of Fairfield; step granddaughter Vicki Montgomery and husband Adam of Dawson; step grandsons Kelly and Stacy Hudson of Corsicana; 10 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Calvary Worship Center Building Fund, 1364 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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BERNICE IVIE
May 8, 1918 - May 25, 2006

Mrs. Bernice Ivie, 88, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2006 in Corsicana. She was born on May 8, 1918 in Drane, Texas. She was a longtime member of First Assembly of God church in Corsicana. She loved watching baseball with the Texas Rangers being her favorite team. She was employed with the Red Cross for many years. She had a great love for her family. Visitation will be held 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2006 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood cemetery. Pallbearers will be Friends of the Family. Mrs. Ivie was preceded in death by her, Husband, Everette Alyan Ivie, Father, Ellis Grave Grimmett, Mother, Tossie Whitehead, and Son-in-Law, Eddie Max Park. She is survived by her Daughter, Ruth Park of Arlington, TX., Son & Daughter-in-Law, Neil & Janette Ivie of Corsicana, TX., Grandsons & Wives, Ronny & Michelle Park of Coppell, TX., Randy Park of Arlington, TX., & Mark & Melissa Ivie of Brenham, TX., Granddaughter & Husband, Stacy & Thomas O'Brien of Fairfield, TX., Step Granddaughter & Husband, Vicki & Adam Montgomery of Dawson, TX., Step Grandsons, Kelly & Stacy Hudson of Corsicana, TX., Ten Great Grandchildren, Sister, Allie Mae Dodson of Corsicana, TX., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Calvary Worship Center Building Fund, 1364 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas. 75110


Kawana Deneise (Richardson) Owens
Dec 22, 1963 - May 20, 2006

Kawana Deneise Richardson Owens, 42, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1600 E. Fifth Ave., with Pastor David E. Wilson officiating.

Mrs. Owens was born Dec. 22, 1963, in Corsicana. She was a 1983 graduate of Corsicana High School. She was a former employee of Russell Stover and home health care.

She was preceded in death by her brother, James Davis Richardson; and sisters, Missionary Joyce Smith and Bernadette Holt.

Survivors include her husband, Lewis Owens of Corsicana; daughter, Marcie Jackson of Dallas; sons, Marcello Richardson and Matthew Jackson Jr., both of Corsicana; stepdaughter, Ashley Faulk of Dallas; six grandchildren; parents, J.D. and Ola Mae Richardson of Corsicana; brothers, Jesse Harold Richardson, Roy Lee Richardson and Darron Odell Richardson, all of Corsicana; sisters, Willie F. Durkee of Corsicana, Christine Tallie, Thara Tallie and Janice Young, all of the Dallas area; aunts, Mattie Lee Brown and Evangeline Anderson; uncles, the Rev. H.D. Haney and Lewis Haney; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Lona Hazelene (Watts) Cunningham
Mar 11, 1922 - Jul 13, 2004

Cunningham,
Lona- Funeral services for Lona Cunningham, age 83, will be held at the Quinlan Funeral Home, with Rev. David Hammond officiating.
Interment will follow at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery in Corsicana, with Russell Looney, Timothy Culberson, Jeffery D'Amico, Kevin Cunningham, David Chambers and Josh Chambers serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be at 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Quinlam Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cunningham passed away at 9:13a.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville. She was born on March 11, 1921, in Hernderson County to George Thomas and Sara Ann Freeman Watts. She married E.H. Cunningham at Quinlan, on April 24, 1948. He survives.
Mrs. Cunningham was a homemaker. Other survivors included: three daughters, Mildred Weaver of Dallas, Tx, Mary Culberson and her husband, James, of McKinney, Martha D'Amico of Royse Ciy; two sons, Bobby Cunningham and his wife, Casey, of Royse City, Buddy Cunningham and his wife, Cathey of Royse City; four grandsons, Russell Looney, of Royse City, Timothy Culberson, of McKinney, Jeffery D'Amico, of Rockwall, Kevin Cunningham, of Rockwall; three great-granddaughters, Libby Looney of Quinlan, Larissa Looney of Royse City, and Hannah Culberson of McKinney; special nephew and niece, Vernon and Hazel Watts, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Billy C. Cunningham, her parents and ten brothers and sisters.
Arrangements under the direction of : Quinlan Funeral Home.


Wavis (Ivy) Hale
Mar 7, 1930 - May 29, 2006

Mrs. Wavis Ivy Hale, 76, of Dawson passed away Monday, May 29, 2006 at her home.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Dawson with Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Daryl Curtis, Dale Ivy, Dave Ivy, Dieter Meins, James Pitts and Gene Suddeth.

Mrs. Hale was born March 7, 1930 in Lubbock to Eddie Doyle and Edna (Hamilton) Ivy. She graduated from Hubbard High School in 1946 and married Wilmer Hale on July 25, 1948. She attended Texas Wesleyan College and McLennan Community College where she received an Associate Degree in Nursing. Mrs. Hale was a registered nurse who worked at Oakview Manor in Hubbard and also served as the director of nurses at Mel-Haven Nursing Home in Corsicana. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dawson.

Survivors include her husband Wilmer Hale of Dawson; daughter Diana Barnett of Tyler; granddaughter Katharine Barnett of Tyler; brother Darwyn Ivy and wife Stephanie of Austin; sister Sharon Kite and husband Ronnie of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Lea Rose (Chambliss) Soape
Jun 30, 1967 - May 28, 2006

Lea Rose Chambliss Soape was born on June 30, 1967 to Janice and Benny Ray Chambliss and went into the arms of her Heavenly Father on May 28, 2006 after an 11 year hard fought battle with cancer. Lea’s strength, courage and determination is an example for all to look up to and live by. Lea graduated from Boles High School in Quinlen in 1986 and attended Navarro College from 1986 to 1988.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services for Lea will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Glossum officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Lea was preceded in death by her father Benny and paternal grandparents Jewell and Raymond Chambliss.

Survivors include her one true love, Jon David “Bo” Soape and their four beautiful children Lynsey, Corey, Kristopher and Kristine.

Lea also leaves behind her brother Benny Ray Chambliss, Jr. of Commerce and sisters Valynda Holt of Commerce, Mary Welch of Van Alstyne and Angela Johnson of Sulpher Springs. She will also be greatly missed by her brothers and sisters-in-law Donna and Scott Lappe of Benbrook, Donnie and Gail Soape of Euless, Toni and John Cummings of Mansfield, and Wayne Welch of Van Alstyne. She also leaves many nieces and nephews and beloved friends Thea and Gene Hatley of Dublin, Georgia.

Please make memorials to the research for the fight against breast cancer.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Deborah Kay (Perry) Blue
Oct 22, 1949 - May 29, 2006

Deborah Kay Blue

Deborah Kay Blue was born in Corsicana on Oct. 22, 1949 to Clifton and Frances Perry. She went home to her Heavenly Father on Monday, May 29, 2006, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Steve Brown, Eric Chapman, Bud Coursey, Justin Kirk, Jerry Putman, Kevin Putman and Lynn Winstead.

She was a devoted mother and terrific “MiMi.” Her grandchildren were her life. She was a pharmacy tech and was employed by Beaton Pharmacy and then CVS Pharmacy for 30 years. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by father Clifton Perry in 1984; companion Larry Auerbach in 2003; and brother-in-law Keith Chapman in 2002.

Survivors include her daughter Robyn Kittrell and husband Joe of Corsicana; son Ryan Blue of Corsicana; grandson Ty Cantu and granddaughter Tory Cantu of Corsicana; mother Frances Perry of Corsicana; sister Janet Chapman of Corsicana; nephew Eric Chapman and wife Kendra of Corsicana; niece Blaire Winstead and husband Lynn of Rice; and her dearest friends Sharlotte Coker and Jennifer Fleeman.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana

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Marvin Mosley, Jr.
Nov 11, 1950 - May 26, 2006

Marvin Mosley, Jr., 55, of Gilbert, Ariz., formerly of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 26, 2006 in Irving.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Mr. Mosley was born Nov. 11, 1950 in Corsicana. He worked for seven years with Camben Lake View Apartments, and four years with Trinity Management Company as a porter/maintenance.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lee Arthur and Ida Lee Mosley; sisters Coral Mae, Corine and Nanrine; brothers Arthur Lee, Jerry “Joe” Lee and Jerry “Pee Wee” Allen.

Survivors include his son, Antarus Mosley; grandchildren Arianna and Jaiden; sisters Dorothy Smith and husband Paul of Memphis, Tenn., and Ida Mosley of Corsicana; brothers Elton Mosley of Dallas and Waddell Mosley of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Juanitha “Nita” Swink Griffith
Oct 3, 1914 - May 29, 2006

Juanitha “Nita” Swink Griffith, 91, of Corsicana, formerly of Navarro Mills, passed away Monday, May 29, 2006 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Mrs. Griffith, the oldest child of Ed and Addie Swink, was born October 3, 1914 outside of Purdon. She began working at K. Wolens Department Store during high school. She continued to work there after graduating from Corsicana High School in 1935. She married Lawrece Griffith in 1936 and had three children. She decided to help with the war effort by working in an aircraft factory in Grand Praire. After divorcing in 1943 she, Larry and Beverly relocated to Oakland, Calif. She worked in an aircraft factory there as well as taking care of foster children. She moved to Wilmer in 1952 where she married Clarence Kissell. The couple built houses in the Wilmer area until his death in 1955. She then worked in dress shops and sewing factories in the Dallas area. Eventually she became homesick for family, fishing and the country, and returned to Navarro Mills during the time the lake was being built. She then worked at V’s Cafe, Haggar Slacks and Frost Sewing Company.

Her three greatest loves were family, The Lord and home. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, baking bread and quilting. She often traveled with friends and family, and she loved to play cards and dominos. At any Swink get-together, there would be dots flying and sweets to eat. She was a member of Blooming Grove Church of Christ where she was part of a quilting group. She spent the last four years in Corsicana with the many friends she made at Twilight Nursing Home. There, she crocheted hats for everyone and potholders for those who asked. The family would like to thank all the nurses, aides and other staff at Twilight, as well as Donna Paul and American Hospice Nurses.

Mrs. Griffith was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Addie Swink; her daughter Sybil Griffith in 1940; her son Henry “Larry” Swink in 2004; sisters Annie Bernice Swink and Lossy Lorene Swink-Walker; her brother Bill Mack Swink; brothers-in-law George Ewing, Russell Walker, Clarence Golden and Charles Goode; nephew Gene Walker; and cousin J. B. Swink.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Beverly and Dugan Williamson of Navarro Mills; grandchildren Perry and Debbie Williamson of Ennis, John and Lisa Griffith of Justin, Terry Williamson of Navarro Mills, Gerald and Brenda Griffith of Emhouse, and Belinda and Danny Ferrer of Rice; great grandchildren David and Jennifer Williamson and Layton Williamson of Ennis, and Danielle and Deanna Ferrer of Rice; great-great grandson Kenneth Lee Williamson of Ennis; six step great-grandchildren and two step great-great grandchildren; brothers and sisters Hollis and Betty Swink of Corsicana, Edna Swink-Ewing of Waco, Emma Swink-Goode of Navarro Mills, Ed and Pat Swink of Canyon Lake, Calif., Mary Swink of Simi Valley, Calif., as well as many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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John Augustus ‘Gus’ Watson
Feb 19, 1926 - May 24, 2006

John Augustus “Gus” Watson died at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver, Colo., on Wednesday, May 24, 2006. He was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Corsicana to Josephine Young and Harold B. Watson.

He graduated from Corsicana High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. After returning from the military, he studied and played football for Navarro College during its earliest years. He received a degree from The University of Texas in Austin and moved to Denver, Colo., where he spent the remainder of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Watson of Denver, Colo.; two sons, John Watson and wife Meg of Chicago, Ill., and Jim Watson and wife Becky of Minneapolis, Minn. He is also survived by grandchildren, Ellic, Peter and Andrew Watson of Minneapolis, Minn. Other survivors are his sister, Bunny Heroman and husband Fred of Baton Rouge, La., sister-in-law, Arliss Watson of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Harold “Toppy” Watson.

A memorial service will be held June 8 at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo.

Arrangements by All Veterans Cremation and Burial Service, Denver, Colo

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Doris (Harshaw) Browning-Kirkpatrick
Sep 5, 1924 - May 31, 2006

Mrs. Doris Harshaw Browning Kirkpatrick, 81, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 in Corsicana. She was born on September 5, 1924 in Corsicana. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 5, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 5, 2005 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was preceded in death by her Husbands, Thomas C. Browning and J B Kirkpatrick. She is survived by her Sons & Daughter-in-Law, Tom C. & Barbara Browning, Jr. of Houston, TX., and Paul Browning of Midland, TX., Grandsons & Wives, Tom & Dr. Adrianne Browning of Dallas, TX., Andrew & Julie Browning of Houston, TX., Chris & Kimberley Malcolm of Bonham, TX., Granddaughter & Husband, Traci & Jody Washam of Midland, TX., Great Grandsons, Brendon & Kelton Washam of Midland, TX. Kelton & Cameron Malcolm of Bonham, TX., Great Granddaughter, Abby Browning of Dallas, TX.

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Doris Harshaw Browning Kirkpatrick

Doris Harshaw Browning Kirkpatrick, 81, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born Sept. 5, 1924, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas C. Browning and J.B. Kirkpatrick.

Survivors include her sons, Tom C. Browning Jr. and wife Barbara of Houston and Paul Browning of Midland; grandsons and their wives, Tom and Dr. Adrianne Browning of Dallas, Andrew and Julie Browning of Houston and Chris and Kimberley Malcolm of Bonham; granddaughter and husband, Traci and Jody Washam of Midland; great-grandsons, Brendon Washam and Kelton Washam, both of Midland, and Cameron Malcolm and Preston Malcolm, both of Bonham; and great-granddaughter, Abby Browning of Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Maudie "Ma" (Yates) Pack
Oct. 13, 1937 - May 31, 2006

Maudie "Ma" Pack, 68, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at a local hospital.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Maudie was born Oct. 13, 1937, in Purdon to Kathrine and Ellis Yates. Maudie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was deeply in love with her husband of 51 years, James Pack.

Maudie and James were partners in work, racing and life. She operated Packs Auto for 35 years. She supported James love for racing and was his No. 1 fan. Everyone she met loved her and she helped many find their way. Ma enjoyed life to the fullest.

Survivors: Husband, James M. Pack; son, Monty Pack and wife, Keely, of Decatur; daughter, Tammy Sturgeon and husband, Keith, of Azle; brother, James L. Yates and wife, Lillian, of Ponce Inlet, Fla.; grandchildren, Jessica and Bobby Traweek, Samantha and Adam Caudle, Jason Howell, Autumn McKim, Kammie, Tabatha, Allison and Matthew Blamey; eight great-grandchildren; and many adopted children and grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Published in the Star-Telegram on Jun 1, 2006.

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